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Day 11: Music Of My Heart. I’m assuming that this prompt is asking what music speaks to me personally, music that touches my heart.
My music taste is very diverse. I like Metal, Hardcore/Post Hardcore, R&B and Soul, 80’s, 90’s Rock. I pretty much like everything except Country. (SORRY!) I’m also really into traditional instrumental music. Specifically Japanese, Indian, Spanish, Italian, and African Tribal Music. You can say it’s a big variety, but all of these genres share one really similar trait. They have a lot of heart and soul put into it. There are artists who don’t try much when it comes to the heart behind the music, and focus more on the sound. I’m personally not into that. I want to feel something strong in the lyricism and voices. If an artist can capture a strong feeling without either, that is truly inspiring to me!
I’ve realized over the years that I really like female artists with soft, sweet, angelic voices. An example of artists that I like with voices like this are Tinashe, Alina Baraz, Lolo Zouaï, Florence Welch from Florence & The Machine, and more.
I like Metal, Hardcore/Post Hardcore and Rock in general for the emotion. I always feel pumped when listening. I have endless favorite bands, but I’m just gonna go back to my roots and list the bands that have inspired me to be the person I am today. Linkin Park was my first real band experience, along with Rise Against, Three Days Grace, Silverstein, and Senses Fail. Later on, I was introduced to screaming with Underoath and The Devil Wears Prada. Fast forward to today after being introduced thousands of the greatest artists in the alternative scene, I’m really into Dance Gavin Dance for their upbeat sound and creative lyrics.
It’s gonna sound totally lame of me, but I’m also super into movie and TV show soundtracks. If I really like a show or movie, I’ll listen for the nostalgia. I really like Hans Zimmer (Batman and Pirates Of The Caribbean Soundtrack is awesome!) Along with a bunch of Anime soundtracks.
I like music that has you thinking. Really poetic music and makes you read in between the lines. Music that you have to put together. I love music that expresses pain. I love the idea of pain being put into art.
I’m the type of person to cling to one sound at a time. If I’m into one artist, I’ll be into them for months at a time, diving fully in. Eventually, I’ll hop onto another artist and they will be my number one. It’s weird because I can’t put my playlist on shuffle and be satisfied. Am I the only one who feels this way?
That’s pretty much it for the music that touches my heart. It’s such an overwhelming topic for me because there’s so much to talk about when it comes to my music interests. This post was kind of everywhere, but it’s a personal one so I don’t really expect to be organized about it!